Terra Cotta, Illinois

Terra Cotta is an unincorporated community in McHenry County, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1]

Terra Cotta, Illinois
Terra Cotta, Illinois is located in Illinois
Terra Cotta, Illinois
Terra Cotta, Illinois
Terra Cotta, Illinois is located in the United States
Terra Cotta, Illinois
Terra Cotta, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°16′54″N 88°18′02″W / 42.28167°N 88.30056°W / 42.28167; -88.30056Coordinates: 42°16′54″N 88°18′02″W / 42.28167°N 88.30056°W / 42.28167; -88.30056
CountryUnited States
StateIllinois
CountyMcHenry
Elevation
817 ft (249 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)815 & 779
GNIS feature ID423236[1]

HistoryEdit

A post office called Terra Cotta was established in 1886, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1927.[2] The community was named after a local terracotta pottery works.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Terra Cotta, Illinois
  2. ^ "McHenry County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 March 2015.
  3. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 129.